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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Former Chaminade guard Bradley Beal was a finalist for a nationwide athletic honor awarded Tuesday.
Being chosen the 2011 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the year meant as much to Brad Beal as winning the state championship his sophomore season at Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur. So when he was invited to Hollywood, CA, as one of six male finalists for the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Award, the University of Florida-bound guard was on cloud nine. The fact that recent Baltimore Orioles draft pick Dylan Bundy walked away with the trophy Tuesday night didn't change his perspective. "This is an honor and a blessing. I'm just soaking it all in," Beal said after Tuesday night's ninth annual awards dinner at the Renaissance Hotel, not far from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "It's a huge thrill, like …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Chaminade standout could be headed to Latvia this summer.
Brad Beal's basketball experience has a few more stops before the soon-to-be Chaminade graduate heads from Creve Coeur to the University of Florida. Thursday, USA Basketball announced the roster of invitees competing for 12 spots on the nation's Under-19 World Basketball Championship squad. Tryouts for the team will be held in Colorado Springs June 17-24, with the roster announced on the last day of camp before heading the event, to be held in Latvia from June 30-July 10. Beal spent part of last summer as a member of USA Basketball's Under-17 squad which won that world championship event in Europe, where he also took home MVP honors. He used that exposure as a springboard to a senior campaign at Chaminade which took the Red Devils to the …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
In a tight district final, Chaminade uses 40 points from senior guard Bradley Beal to defeat Webster, 80-76.
In a high-caliber district final worthy of a state championship game, Chaminade used 40 points from senior guard Bradley Beal to defeat the Webster Groves Statesmen, 80-76, on Saturday afternoon at Webster’s Roberts Gymnasium. “I knew it was going to be a great game,” said Chaminade coach Kelvin Lee. “Webster prepares their team very well, and I thought it could be a long fight, but the best team came out and won the game.” Chaminade moves ahead to face Marquette in the sectionals of the state finals on Wednesday at UMSL. Webster finishes its season with a record of 24-5, and bids farewell to a handful of seniors, who measured up to the winning tradition of the school. Jason Meehan and Kendal Shell, both seniors, fouled out late in the …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Matchup against McCluer North will be televised Saturday on ESPNU
It's another challenge the Chaminade Red Devils will not only embrace but cherish as well. An impeccable record this season rightfully garners attention to one's program. Throw in the fact that the program just had a player (Bradley Beal) named to the McDonald's All-American game Thursday, that attention only intensifies. But when the Red Devils (22-0) take the court Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. to face powerful McCluer North (21-3) at Lindenwood University, the entire country will have the opportunity to witness for themselves just how good the Red Devils are, as well as the talented Stars. The game between the non-conference powers will be televised live on ESPNU, the first time that a pair of St. Louis-area schools will be showcased on …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Battle of Creve Coeur rivals goes to the Red Devils.
In possibly their toughest game of the 2010-11 season, the Chaminade Red Devils held off a last-minute assault by De Smet to post a 69-66 win at home over the Spartans on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Chaminade's Brad Beal led all scorers with 28 points. Chaminade (17-0) led by as much as 15 points during the second quarter of play, but several adjustments on the Spartan defense led to a De Smet comeback into the final minutes of play. "We were a little bit sharper mentally in the second half," De Smet head coach Kevin Poelker said. "We tacked at halftime and made some adjustments and we felt that being a little bit smarter and tougher would keep us in the game." Chaminade head coach Kelvin Lee was expecting nothing less than a knock down drag out …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Chaminade senior to be part of Nike Hoops Summit in April.
Chaminade's Bradley Beal led all scorers with 36 points as the Red Devils hammered Kirkwood, 86-47, Saturday in the championship game of the Denver Miller Tournament at Kirkwood Senior High School. The win for Chaminade extends the school's undefeated streak to a total of 16 games. The win came just a day before Beal was named to the USA Basketball squad's Junior National Select Team which will play in the Nike Hoops Summit in Portland in April. While the end result was a lopsided loss for Kirkwood, the Pioneers were trading blow for blow with the Red Devils until the final minutes of the first quarter. "They (Kirkwood) were playing loose and had nothing to lose and they were beating us down the floor and getting into transition," …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Chaminade keeps perfect season intact.
By his own admission, Chaminade senior Bradley Beal wasn't on his game. But Thursday night's 69-46 Red Devils nonconference victory at home over MICDS was the perfect example of why basketball is a team game. Beal pumped in a game-high 28 points, which is four below his average, but the University of Florida-bound recruit knocked in 17 of those points on 26 free throw attempts, which is part of his arsenal–drive hard to the hole and induce contact. But it was guys like Luke Bumgarner, Tevin Evans, Andy Kleinlein and Brendan Kelly who picked up the pace for their leading scorer. "I probably had the worst first half I can remember playing in my life," said Beal, who helped the Red Devils remain undefeated at 12-0. "I'm just so fortunate to …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Pesky Pirate pressure keeps Pattonville in game until last minute.
On Tuesday night Pattonville coach Kelly Thames said his team's plan against top-rated Chaminade was to let star forward Bradley Beal score his usually 30-plus points, but not to let any other Chaminade player have a "career night." The plan almost worked. Beal scored 34 points while none of his teammates reached double figures. The Red Devils ended up winning their own Holiday Tournament for fourth consecutive year, 70-59, but the game was much closer than the score indicated. At the end of the third quarter the Pirates trailed 52-49, and that was after Chaminade hit the last basket of the quarter. With 1:40 remaining to play Pattonville trailed by just six points, 65-59, had a very hot 3-pointer shooter in Brad Ridings, but ended up not …